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  • Jury set, opening statements expected today in Leger trial Play Video

    July 8, 2014 6:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The trial of David Leger can begin now that prosecutors and defense attorneys agreed on a six-person jury for the case. Leger is accused of killing five people in a road rage fueled crash, but family members aren't happy one person already convicted is now free.... more »
  • US prosecutors revisiting nearly 5,000 convictions

    June 7, 2014 12:47 PM

    NEW YORK - When three half brothers' decades-old murder convictions were thrown out last month, they became a dramatic example of an idea spreading among prosecutors nationwide: "integrity units" dedicated to double-checking convictions. Over the last seven years, more than a dozen prosecutors' offices have created such staff teams or... more »
  • 2 ex-prosecutors barred from court

    May 1, 2014 4:30 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Two former federal prosecutors have agreed never to practice law in the federal court covering southeast Louisiana in return for avoiding additional discipline after they acknowledged making anonymous online posts about federal cases. Chief U.S. District Judge Sarah Vance on Thursday unsealed brief orders signed by other... more »
  • More time to charge mom

    April 21, 2014 7:33 PM

    PROVO, UTAH- Prosecutors were granted more time to figure out what charges to file against a mom who confessed to killing six of her babies. The bodies were stored in her garage. Megan Huntsman is held on $6 million bail. Investigators hope DNA testing will determine the... more »
  • Judge to lawyers: explain your case

    February 11, 2014 7:51 PM

    WASHINGTON- There's an indication a sexual assault case may not hold up against a former U.S. Naval Academy football player. The military judge overseeing the case told prosecutors to explain how they plan to prove the accusation. The charge is against Joshua Tate of Nashville, Tennessee. Prosecutors... more »
  • Nagin seeks trial delay, citing prosecutors' posts

    September 19, 2013 2:05 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin has asked a federal judge to postpone his bribery trial indefinitely so his attorney can explore whether the case has been tainted by alleged misconduct. Nagin's trial is scheduled to start on Oct. 28, but his lawyer argued in a court filing... more »
  • Prosecutor: State will rest in Zimmerman trial

    July 5, 2013 2:38 PM

    SANFORD, Fla.- Prosecutors say they are resting their case in the murder trial of George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer charged with fatally shooting Trayvon Martin. Prosecutor Bernie de la Rionda told the judge Friday afternoon that the state would rest its case. Over two weeks, prosecutors called more than... more »
  • Prosecutors still plan to pursue death for Arias

    June 12, 2013 2:45 PM

    PHOENIX- Authorities plan to try again to secure the death penalty for convicted murderer Jodi Arias after jurors in her trial deadlocked last month on a sentence. Arias was convicted of murder May 8 in the 2008 killing of boyfriend Travis Alexander at his suburban Phoenix home. About two weeks... more »
  • Prosecutors, defense rest in Louding murder trial Play Video

    April 25, 2013 5:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Prosecutors and defense attorneys rested their respective cases this afternoon in the murder trial of "Marlo" Mike Louding, who's accused of killing six people. Louding is accused of killing Terry Boyd in October 2009 at the direction of Torrence Hatch, also known as the rapper Lil... more »
  • Prosecutors play taped confession in murder trial

    April 23, 2013 11:45 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Prosecutors at the murder trial of "Marlo" Mike Louding played two different taped confessions today which he made to police investigators. Louding is on trial for the murder of Terry Boyd, whom he's accused of killing. He's implicated in five other murders prosecutors say are tied... more »
  • Nagin, prosecutors seek delay in April trial

    March 29, 2013 2:39 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- Both sides in the federal criminal case against former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin are asking for a delay in a trial currently set for April 29. The joint prosecution and defense motion was filed Friday in U.S. District Court in New Orleans. In January, Nagin was charged... more »
  • Prosecutors dropping charges in La. landfill probe

    March 8, 2013 2:44 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Justice Department is dropping fraud charges against a Louisiana landfill executive and his brother-in-law in a case marred by allegations of prosecutorial misconduct. A court filing Friday by prosecutors says its request to dismiss the indictment of River Birch landfill executive Dominick Fazzio and Mark Titus... more »
  • Prison guard pregnant by double cop killer

    February 5, 2013 7:16 PM

    A Federal Bureau of Prisons guard is pregnant after she had an affair with a prisoner convicted of killing two New York City police officers and she now faces charges. Nancy Gonzalez was arrested at her home in New York. She worked at the Metropolitan Detention Center and prosecutors say... more »

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